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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:05 pm
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Right dunno if this is already posted somewhere, but Kowloon walled city is something right out of william gibsons novels or any dark gritty cyberpunk.

http://coilhouse.net/2008/08/kowloon-wa ... te-utopia/

here is a link to get you started, with a video and pics, I suggest that you browse google on it as I know there are some cross sections of the buildings out there lost on the net.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:41 am
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Ah yeah, I remember first hearing about that place in Shenmue 2. Oddly enough Hong Kong seemed more grittier on that game while that place looked more like a giant Asian hick dumpster between a bunch of ruins.

I'd like to visit China some day, though if I ever wanna go to some place risky besides safe tourism in Beijing and Shanghai I've only considered either Hong Kong or Hainan.

EDIT: *actually reads the article* It doesn't exist anymore?!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:08 am
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Hey, I could have visited the park that replaced it in the summer! I actually stayed in Kowloon for a little less than a week... ah well.

That's pretty cool, though. Definitely some shots that reminded me of Blame!.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:25 pm
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Yeah its demolished... WHYYYYYYYYYYY??

It would have been a dump ofcourse, but who cares where else are you going to find dystopian settlements these days?

Hong kong isn't to bad though, dunno about hainan.

I actually knew of this place before I actually figured out there was such a thing as cyberpunk. After a few months the pieces fell together and now I know where to search for my favorite genre!

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Well the park wouldn't be the same as the city, but hell its better than nothing right?

I liked the video best, it's such a dark and weird labyrinth.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:40 pm
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Woow, cool.

Demolished!!? Boooo...

The pics reminded me of Blame! looks pretty similar...makes you think if we already live in a cyber post-apocaliptic world...Dx.

I'd like to go to China too, very captivating lands...


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:12 am
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Oh hey, you guys know that new Call of Duty game Black Ops? A mission takes place here. Check out the bgm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCkdatLd1hs


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:36 am
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oh yes, I was looking for that one! thanks!



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:29 pm
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More on the Black Ops stage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWfCJBbQA5M


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:37 am
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Looks really cool! there is a youtube vid of kowloon, and a movie featuring it. other than the game you just mentioned. I wouldnt know of anything related.



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:02 am
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Some pics of Hong Kong buldings by Michael Wolf:

http://www.prixpictet.com/2010/view/998

Very megastructure-like.



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:29 pm
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Heavy! love those amazing pictures. never knew, this world would have such creepy, inhabited structures. I was hoping, the megastructure was many years away.



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